We strive to be one of Greenville's best pediatric dental practices. We have a welcoming building and the latest in dental technology, but we are most proud of our team. We can't wait to meet you!

-  Voted 2017 Best of the Upstate by readers of the Greenville News.
-  Named one of  the Best Pediatric Dentists in Greenville by Kidding Around Greenville
-  4.9/5 average rating on Patient Connect,  Facebook, Google, & Yelp.

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Our kind and competent dental professionals are ready to serve you!



Dr. Brian T. Jones, D.M.D
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Brian returned to his hometown of Greenville to practice dentistry in 2008. After practicing locally for several years, he had a vision for a new space that would allow his team to meet the needs of patients even better. In 2015 he custom designed and opened a new office for Upstate Pediatric Dentistry in Verdae, complete with floor-to-ceiling murals with a Greenville theme and a wide-open bay where kids can have fun and feel relaxed.

Since he was a college student at Winthrop University, Dr. Brian has known that he has wanted to practice children’s dentistry. At Winthrop, Dr. Brian received his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina, he received the Pre-doctoral Student Award for Outstanding Promise in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry and served on the Board of Trustees for the American Student Dental Association as the elected representative for five southeastern dental schools. Later he returned to MUSC for a two-year specialization program in pediatric dentistry, during which Dr. Brian received advanced training in providing comprehensive dental care for infants, children, teenagers, and children with special needs. His residency training also included growth and development, conscious sedation, and hospital dentistry.

Dr. Brian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the ADA (American Dental Association), AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry), SSPD (Southeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry), SCDA (South Carolina Dental Association), SCSPD (South Carolina Society of Pediatric Dentistry) and the Greenville County Dental Society. He has served as a volunteer Adjunct Faculty Member at MUSC teaching fourth-year dental students the best techniques for treating pediatric patients. Dr. Brian has also enjoyed providing dental care in impoverished communities on trips to Haiti, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Brian's training in child psychology and experience working exclusively with children enables him to determine the best approach to caring for each patient. He believes the dentist’s office can be a fun place to visit and hopes that every child leaves looking forward to his or her next appointment. He understands that parents play an integral role in their children’s health and always invites them to be present during any procedure.

Dr. Brian lives in Greenville with his wife, three daughters, and son—all born within four years. He enjoys being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and (closely) following Clemson football. He’s still trying to teach any one of his four children to throw a ball or ride a bike.



Dr. Tait G. Carpenter D.M.D.
General Dentist

Dr. Carpenter grew up in Summerville, SC before heading to College of Charleston to study biology. After graduating, she was fortunate enough to stay in Charleston and attend the Medical University of SC for dental school. There she met her husband Matt. After they graduated, he joined the US Army and they were stationed in Savannah, GA. His retirement from the Army in 2015 allowed them to choose the beautiful South Carolina upstate as their permanent home. Dr. Carpenter loves all facets of dentistry and treating people of all ages. Most recently, her continuing education has focused on teeth straightening, cosmetic dentistry, and treatment of TMD. Her 4 children and 2 dogs keep her busy at home.